Visionary filmmaker Robert Eggers’ latest, The Northman, is set to storm theaters everywhere this weekend, courtesy of Focus Features. Starring Alexander Skarsgård, Nicole Kidman, Claes Bang, Anya Taylor-Joy, Gustav Lindh, Ethan Hawke, Björk, and Willem Dafoe, The Northman is a Viking epic centered around a prince who must avenge his father’s murder and reclaim his right to the throne after his uncle betrays his family. 

During the recent press day for The Northman, Daily Dead had the opportunity to speak with Eggers about The Northman, and during the conversation, he discussed how the project challenged him in new ways, including creating a story that was much larger in scale than The Witch and The Lighthouse, and involved some incredibly complicated battle scenes as well. Eggers also chatted about reteaming with so many creatives that he’s worked with in the past for The Northman to create a “total cinema” experience for audiences, and how integral Alexander Skarsgård was to The Northman both in front of the camera and behind the scenes as well.

Check out our video interview with Robert Eggers below and be sure to see The Northman in theaters this weekend (this writer is anxious to revisit it herself—it rules that hard).

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    About the Author - Heather Wixson

    Heather A. Wixson was born and raised in the Chicago suburbs, until she followed her dreams and moved to Los Angeles in 2009. A 14-year veteran in the world of horror entertainment journalism, Wixson fell in love with genre films at a very early age, and has spent more than a decade as a writer and supporter of preserving the history of horror and science fiction cinema. Throughout her career, Wixson has contributed to several notable websites, including Fangoria, Dread Central, Terror Tube, and FEARnet, and she currently serves as the Managing Editor for Daily Dead, which has been her home since 2013. She's also written for both Fangoria Magazine & ReMind Magazine, and her latest book project, Monsters, Makeup & Effects: Volume One will be released on October 20, 2021.